firefox uses too much memory

  charlie 2 22:55 PM 21 Oct 11
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Hi AVG flashes up saying Firefox is using too much memory, never had this before what can it mean

chas

  rdave13 23:07 PM 21 Oct 11

Right click the taskbar and select 'task manager'. See how much FireFox uses.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:28 PM 21 Oct 11
  charlie 2 23:30 PM 21 Oct 11

Hi rdave13 Anything from 3 to 13%

chas

  charlie 2 23:39 PM 21 Oct 11

Hi Thanks Fruit Bat there is a lot to look at there, plenty to think about, it's just I have never had this warning before

chas

  rdave13 23:48 PM 21 Oct 11

On idle (browser not used) it's about 1 % CPU usage. Heavier than IE showing nil.

See Fruit Bat /\0/\'s link and if no better uninstall FF, reboot and try a fresh install. Ram usage of FF is lower than IE when idle. Possibly as IE part of OS.

  Miké 10:45 AM 22 Oct 11

Since updating to AVG 2012 I have had a similar problem, not using Firefox but Opera!

I regularly have 14 tabs open, and have done a bit of Googling and found a workround (turn the warning of) not ideal I know!

In AVG Tools goto Advanced settings/Appearance then then remove the tick from 'Display AVG Advisor performance notifications.

  charlie 2 22:11 PM 22 Oct 11

Hi Thanks everyone for your comments, I have re installed Firefox and the memory usage has dropped a bit but I still get AVG warning.It looks like this is part of the latest AVG version so I shall not worry but keep an eye on it. Thanks again everyone

chas

  birdface 08:55 AM 23 Oct 11

If using W/7 type, Resource Monitor into the start bar then open it and it will tell you what is using the memory at the time.

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